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    Suu Kyi Hall

    Aung San Suu Kyi was born in Rangoon, the daughter of the independence hero, GeneralAung San, and was educated at Oxford University where she first met her husband,Michael Aris. They married in 1972 and had two sons. Returning to Burma in 1988 to nurse her dying mother, she became spokesperson for and then leader of the democracy movement. She helped to found the National League for Democracy (NLD) but the uprising was suppressed by the ruling military regime, 3000 lost their lives and Suu Kyi was put under house arrest. She was elected leader of Burma in 1990 when the NLD gained a landslide victory in the first elections for 30 years, but was put under house arrest again by the military regime who refused to relinquish power. Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, but was unable to travel to Oslo to receive it. Her husband and sons accepted the award on her behalf. Her life is characterised by sacrifice and by duty and she has selflessly and determinedly remained in Burma despite the dangers and the persecution she has suffered. In doing so, she is a hope and an inspiration to others.

    Suu Kyi Hall (Blue ribbon)

    Hall Leader: Miss S. Green

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